Coaching log is the same as other log books but it is created, and everyone has its design with regards to its field. A person who is a gym trainer will have a different kind of log and a person conducting an athlete, or sports training will have different types of the log with different subject titles. Logs help regarding developing your time routine, making it easy to analyze the subject with the requirement of working on their behavior for the present and also help to plan out future activities, so there is a major chance of developing a good coaching impact on the subject.
Psychologists are more in need of this because they are dealing with the minds of people and changing the patient behavior, for some time they are unable to plan out quickly on the matter of person in one session. Mostly coaching log helps them to differentiate with regards to the people and how they can imply good coaching towards them. The coaching log is the identification regards the condition of the patient and what kind of attention they want to acquire for the psychologist. It helps out to analyze things differently and whether they are moving in the proper position or not.
In this paper today, with the y above-given log we are going to help out the different people by providing them coaching by applying a different model to improve their condition with regard to their issues and sustain their life. The sessions are based to analyze the situation of the patient, applying therapy and outcomes at the end of the sessions. All of the names are shared anonymously and are having different situations, under which we have planned to put up different models to rehabilitate from their situation and what impact of different models came out.
Name of the patient: Michael
Duration: 2 Hours
Issue: Facing issues to decide on professional life.
Session format: Face to Face
Applied Coaching: GROW Model
Michael is a businessman and has a restaurant chain around different states of America, but he is suffering from decision-making problems. He states that severely faces issues regarding making a decision. He is unable to identify how many numbers of employees he should hire, whether should he develop his business and expand it or not, should I invest in other areas and even he is not able to decide about the matter for which he is dependent on his team and staff. He is declaring it a threat because he is facing loss in some of his outlets and he is unable to decide the best way to get out of these issues which leads him to depression sometimes and it disturbs his work.
Looking at the situation of the subject we can analyze that he is unable to decide how to react to the happenings in his personal life, even if we ask about his status regarding relations he was unable to define it in a proper way and he was a bit disturbed talking about that. It means that the actual problem he is facing is confusion. The confusion causes could involve lack of knowledge, exposure, low confidence, and be mentally conscious there are many other reasons but what looks to work on the confusion of a mind which was essential. According to a patient he faces difficulty in decision-making is actually due to confusion and being manipulated about working and living. The main responsible thing for it could be self-esteem which he is lacking. Self-esteem is the prominent skill required by anyone to develop self-confidence, and it is the actual source of motivation to work properly and analyze working in their life.
We applied the GROW Mode(Cox, 2015)l in which we tried to realize patient what he has in their mind and what he needs to develop in himself and what options we can check out and work on them. We break it according to the GROW model as follows;
Firstly we discussed the goal he had in mind in which we have to work together; every kind of psychological counseling requires the engagement of the patient with a mentor to put out a good result. Here we have identified to help out a person develop decision-making skills which is the Goal of coaching(Bishop, 2015).
The Reality which we have discussed with the subject is that he explains all of his situation regarding personal and professional life in which we identified him as weak with his performance regarding many things. I tried to make him realize that he is confused and cannot clear out the scenario of different. It matters to clear out the subject with their condition reality so they are able to realize the deficiencies in their performance and could work on it.
After the break, we noticed in the discussion that the patient identified the real situation and he was ready to work out it. The first is to develop self-esteem in which he will be going to identify his skills and lacking after we will work on them. The other is to take the skills management sessions through which he will be mentored and developed.
The way forward he took to develop his self-esteem in which he was guided to list out the skills and lacks which are needed to work. Also, there was a format provided that he can use to make a decision and self-discussion development through he can make functionalized impacts in his personal and professional life.
Results and outcomes:
The patient states, that during the session when he realized the reality about the weaknesses being identified, he remembered many events which were happened due to his lacking confidence and became confused. Also, he decides the way forward and he told some of the decisions he is going to make which were looking correct regarding his business like developing monitoring procedures for staff, taking up an office in his hands besides handing it over to the manager, and responding properly to his girlfriend.
The outcome through the implementation of this model was that in each step help seeker was getting able to realize the weakness and potential he had to develop in himself to accommodate his life in person or in a professional way.
Name of the patient: Sara
Duration: 2 Hours
Issue: She does not like to do homework and does not find her school interesting anyway.
Session format: Face to Face
Applied Coaching: Blended Model
Sara is ten years old school-going girl with an average school record for the last two years, while she was a really good performing student in her class either in academic or extracurricular activities. Now she is not feeling well with her school, and according to her parents, she cries about going to school and sometimes she closes the door of the room where we get forced to leave her alone. We are getting regular complaints regarding her incompletion of homework and task provided in class. She is getting weak with performance and also her parents found torn notebooks and course books in the bag and room.
It was a case where the girl is normal, and she is beautiful, and when I talk to her, she was calm but so suppressed as someone asked her to not say anything. While looking at her previous records, she was giving a brief picture that she was the brightest student in her class. I saw something on her hand and recommended for physical examination where some marks of scratch and injury had been founded. When I tried to be calm with her and promise to help her out, so she tells me about some seniors who use to do bullying with her for being a black girl. As she is an African American and she is having different physical appearance than the others she is unable to cope with that. She shared that they pass her hate comments, pushed her badly, sometimes punching, and once they tried to abuse her sexually. There is something serious, and there was a blend of different things which we had to cope with.
Here the blended model has been applied in which there was a responsibility to understand what she is facing, sometimes we can do things and can recommend practices by our experience with the subject. But the case of Sara was different where we had to apply the blended model for coaching because here the most important thing was to learn. Because bullying is not having one kind and we have seen the issues being faced by Sara, not one, she was bullied in multiple ways and had to cope out the best way to make her back to life. This thing is only possible when we will take up things with learning of our own(Soni & Taylor, 2016).
Initially, we tried to acknowledge her as an important part of society. We shared different success stories of the African American to boost her motivation. But here we started with their life failures, so she does not see the charming side of their life but what they faced when they were in her age.
Also, we tried out to identify the suspected student those are involved in this crime. Also, we tried to counsel her with the law that if she gets hurt in some way and finds something uncasual and undesirable can approach the administration of the school and the police.
Also, we tried to develop her interest in school for which we tried to create some incentives from her parent’s end either if it is small because she was in need of motivation. Also, we tried to identify the result in a proper way besides hypnotizing or making her in an unnatural way. She was badly disturbed and was in need of some motivation to do something even if her parents try to put her to sleep(Picciano, Dziuban, & Graham, 2013).
The parents are happy now she is having a normal routine as she uses to have. She also told the administration of the school about the bullying persons, and she is now dealing confidently with all of her activities. She is also taking a good part in the class debate, and she does not feel ashamed more because of her color and race.
There was need of motivation which she was lacking, and there were some different issues that were blended out in which I tried to conduct a behavior study on her personality and took responsibility to learn about her all behaviors it was becoming easier to provide coaching. This model is helpful for dealing with the changing of different traits happening in a normal person.
Name of the patient: Nancy
Duration: 2 Hours
Issue: She is fed up with her life, and she tried to commit suicide
Session format: Face to Face
Applied Coaching: Cognitive behavioral Coaching
Nancy is a young girl; she is a student in college with good performance and also she is expected to be a gold medalist in her batch. Suddenly once she was found to have overdosed on sleeping pills and then she takes to the hospital by her roommate. She was analyzed that she did not take proper food, do not go to class and even her boyfriend who left her a year ago claim no contact with her. Nancy is unconscious, and it was really difficult to talk with her because she does not respond to any questions asked while she is considered social and interactive in her social groups. She was enthusiastically taking part in different activities, she was a casual-wearing girl from the start and really career-oriented. She wants to become a manager of IT at Google for which she was struggling hard, but from the year it is noted that she is not having more interest in any activities.
She is having the issue of emotional behavior as she is alone and she is not talking to anyone. Also, we have There are different things which been seen during the discussion that she is unable even to identify what she is feeling right now. But the main thing we identify she is missing a partner and it is all the outcome of the breakup where she loses everything. For a year she is behaving like this. Also in the interview, we saw that whenever we want to talk about her past, she enthusiastically talks about different things and she likes her romantic period with her boyfriend. She thinks of herself right now useless as we tried to identify if any conversation she had with the boyfriend last where she came to know that her friends told about him that what he thinks of her now like he talked about personality, her thinking, and her body and think of her as vintage time girl. Also, her parents are not supportive of her, and she is earning a livelihood by herself for which she gets rare time to get rest also she does not go for outings,s, etc. Although here the thing comes out that she lacks emotional support from her surrounding which many factors are involved. Also, she became kind of an introvert and did not like people in her surrounding which is affecting her more(Onyechi et al., 2016).
Nancy is lacking absorption the past thoughts, and she is affected due to them. We tried to apply a quick responding method of coaching which is known as Cognitive Behavioural Coaching. Most people confuse it with CBT, but it is something different. It is more focused on the client, outcome-oriented, skill-base, and linking to educational working out which is a requirement for the condition of Nancy. Nancy is not ready to take up any of the medication as she needs some support to recover back to what she was but right now firstly there is a need to work on her basic behavioral approaches which includes focus, goal orientation, self-esteem, motivation, and social acceptance. CBC is the best and quick responding model in which we can prepare Nancy to come back with her all of the activities in her life(Eseadi, Obidoa, Ogbuabor, & Ikechukwu-Ilomuanya, 2017).
The initial step in which we tried to counsel her with the realization of Self Worthiness. Nancy needed to understand her actual value for herself and this world. We tried to identify her good things and tried to conduct those activities as a source of motivation to make her able to get back to her university life. She congested her life to the guy who left her for which she left everything, and she developed a thought that she is nothing and that is why he left her. We tried to make her realize how much worthy she is and her friends need her in many ways as they need her for group assignments, group studies, and actually for an outing. To make her realize she is not unworthy.
We tried to make her mind that a career is important but there is something in yourself that needs changes in which we tried to highlight some of the good naming women in the professional field with their old and recent pictures. In which there was a difference in their dressing and what dressing puts an impact on the development of personality. Considering it important, there was a need for change in her behavior as she does not accept changes.
For her emotional side, we tried to put up some technique to realize that actually, he was worthless and who left her not that she did anything wrong. There we tried to make her realize things with a positive side and what could be better for her in any way.
Results and outcomes
Nancy was feeling much fine after this session, and she was discussing in some better way that where she stands and what kind of changes she should bring in herself. She was looking much better and relax as she cried too which was a sign that she is helping out herself to get out of this trauma. She was feeling helpless, but now she doesn’t need the help of anyone as per her saying and she is ready to say sorry to her friends and going to move on with her life.
After someday when I check out with her friends so came to know she moved on and now she is the same way she uses to be in her life before.
Name of the patient: David
Duration: 3 Hours
Issue: Unable to decide to pursue the academic career
Session format: Face to Face
Applied Coaching: Mindfulness Coaching
David is now got free from high school. He belongs to a middle-income family, and his father is a technician in one of the workshops around their house. Her mother is a data entry officer in the bank and has no siblings. He is a single child from his parents, and they are living happily with each other. David’s parents are saying that he is unable to continue his classes properly and like we find that he does not like to talk about his studies, and twice he changed the subject in university. Firstly he went for English and later on he took Arabic literature and then he wants to move on with his career in nursing, but he is not satisfied. He gradually changes the field he wants to learn. The parents always supported her in every way and never try to trouble them out with this activity, but they are concerned if he goes like this he will not be able to complete the degree on time.
The thing which is observed is that David has the potential to do different things he likes to read, and he likes to watch things analytically we identified the issue with him which was the family status. He wants to be in the field which could give him the biggest level of earning and respect after he is Latino American and they are facing racism in the different parts of the society and do not have good repute in the education sector too. The thing is about the money. He wants a big mansion with luxurious cars and beautiful women in his life who could entertain him and live happily with him with all luxuries.
The most important was about this treatment was to catch out his mind and take him out of life on autopilot and make him focus on living reality. In we applied mindfulness-based coaching where we tried to make him realize the reality of life and the sense of interest he should have to work out(Gross et al., 2016).
At first, we tried to make him focus on what is his interest and what he can do better in which we tried to watch out for her daily base activities and saw that his photography skills are really good, in most animal photography. His parents bought a DSLR Camera which he takes up with him every time and tries to take good pictures of the surrounding which animals are his favorite for him.
Also, there was no place to divert his mind but to make his mind focus, I tried to show him the successful photographer and their lifestyle in an easy mode where he was in need to see that eagerly. I showed him the other people who are rich what is their qualifications and what makes them rich. I tried to put something in his mind was that everything which gives you more in any way is the interest in that thing(Spijkerman, Pots, & Bohlmeijer, 2016).
As in session, he was eager to watch the people with photography and having kind of style, and he seems that defined his passion and promised to be focused.
Name of the patient: Kumar Santosh
Duration: 3 Hours
Issue: Substance use disorder
Session format: Face to Face
Applied Coaching: Behavioral coaching
Kumar is a teenager who is sitting in bad company, and he is addicted to substance use. According to his medical reports, he uses Marijuana and Alcohol. Also, he is not performing well in school and has been terminated from one school already. He does not eat food properly and cannot even do urine if he doesn’t drink alcohol or Marijuana
The substance addiction has been so high in the subject due to his social traits and performance are unstable. The subject’s behavior is not in his control, and it is substance dependency(Clark, Camiré, Wade, & Cairney, 2015).
The Behavioral coaching model was applied for the healthy approach development for which we tried to work on the behavior. The process was term out long in which we tried to look up what level he is going to be recovered. Firstly we tried to identify the change of place for him and make negative enforcement in terms of restricting pocket money. Also, we engaged the family to give him more time and try to engage with good healthy opportunities. Also, the company was changed in which good friends were involved(Archer & Yates, 2017).
After some days we analyzed that he is getting back on his diet and active in class performance. Also, the impact of the good company was developed in which they were trying to move out the negative habits from him. Also, he started a blog for himself where he is writing content for substance-addicted people and their recovery.
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